Miriam by Mesu Andrews

I received this book from Waterbrook Press, a division of Penguin Random House, in exchange for an honest review.

From the Back:

The Hebrews call me prophetess, the Egyptians a seer.
But I am neither. I am simply a watcher of Israel 
and the messenger of El Shaddai.
When He speaks to me in dreams, I interpret. When He whispers a melody, I sing.

At eighty-six, Miriam had devoted her entire life to loving El Shaddai and serving His people as both midwife and messenger. Yet when her brother Moses returns to Egypt from exile, he brings a disruptive message. God has a new name – Yahweh – and has declared a radical deliverance for the Israelites.

 Miriam and her beloved family face an impossible choice: cling to familiar bondage or embrace uncharted freedom at an unimaginable cost. Even if the Hebrews survive the plagues set to turn the Nile to blood and unleash a maelstrom of frogs and locusts, can they weather the resulting fury of the Pharaoh?

Enter an exotic land where a cruel Pharaoh reigns, pagan priests wield black arts, and the Israelites cry out to a God they only think they know.

My thoughts on Mesu Andrews:

Mesu Andrews is an amazingly talented and learned writer. You can tell that she does her research for each and every book that she puts out. Mesu is also very humbled and down to earth. She is a sweet person to talk to and I am so happy to be part of her BFF team. 

My thoughts on Miriam:

This was a very interesting book because it taught me more than I ever knew about the biblical character of Miriam AKA Moses' sister. Growing up in Church, I never knew much about Miriam other than she was the sister of Moses and Aaron who was also known as someone who complained a lot. Mesu brought her to life in many different ways by exploring her life and by doing her research. 

The cover is pretty neat because I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to see the Red Sea open up before my very eyes. Talk about having faith to witness miracles and be amazed by the power of our God. I was impressed that she was able to come up with the image clear enough to be able to see the water and to watch it rise up where they could walk through it. 

I included pictures of Mesu and of the cover for your viewing pleasure. I also included one that I did for Mesu. I would give this book a 4 star rating. Thank you for the insight into this biblical character. 

Until next time, 

The Traveling Gypsy 

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